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The Pilot RC Yak-M55 Aircraft

Discussion in 'Other Manufacturers' started by gyro, Nov 29, 2012.

   
  1. gyro

    gyro GSN Contributor

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    Pilot-RC started operation in March of 2008. Tony and Elvis are the owners of Pilot-RC. Tony is a crazy RC fanatic. Elvis is an expert in building giant scale airplanes. Elvis worked in the model building industry since 1996. working in different model factories from 1996-2002 learning much about the industry. Elvis worked as the development manager at Sammy Lee's factory in Shenzhen. in 2002 Sammy's factory begin to build a new brand of giant scale airplanes named TOC1 (later to become Aviation Models and then SD in 2005) Elvis was the production manager of SD model since 2004. So for the past four years Elvis has gained rich experiences designing, producing, inspecting quality control, and ensuring great flight performance.

    Tony knew Elvis since 2005 when Tony just began to fly RC planes. They became good friends and often flew together. Elvis made a decision to leave SD/TT models and do something new. One Jan 1 of 2008, Tony flew with Elvis. They spoke about the model aviation industry in China. They discussed the many model factories currently in China. These Chinese factories build many giant scale planes for many of the well-know US brands. They also discussed that there was no Chinese company that was entirely based in China that was known for a high quality product in the world market. Tony presented an idea to Elvis , and asked why didn't they start a new Chinese brand of giant scale plane? Elvis and Tony agreed it could be done and done well, so in March of 2008 Pilot RC was born.

    The Pilot RC factory was started in March of 2008. The factory was 10,760 sq ft at the beginning. They bought all the tooling machines in March 2008. In the very beginning there was only four workers besides Elvis and Tony. But as the company grew so did the factory which is now 28,000 sq ft . Pilot also added quite a few workers which totals over 80 now. From a meager start with one laser cutting machine, Pilot has grown to house three laser cutting machines. Pilot RC started to draw highly skilled workers in the RC industry in China. Nice working conditions, higher pay and a happy work environment made the workers have a pride in their work. And this shows in the final product pilot is offering. Both Tony and Elvis have worked for other companies. they know what it feels like to be under appreciated and how it is to work in less than appealing conditions. So at Pilot RC they make sure the workers are happy. Pilot RC offers the workers cool water fountains, company wide air-condition, and a break room with a TV and other amenities. Also, the worker’s are offered room and board at no charge to them. You can not find these kind of conditions in any other model manufacturing plant in China. Pilot RC knows that building model airplanes is a skilled craft. Most of the work is done by hand and not by a machine. The best plane can only be built with pride by a happy worker. So they will always do their best to offer good conditions to the workers.

    The current production line of Pilot RC airplane's was designed by Elvis, with the assistance of the general public. The public gave feedback and suggestions and Pilot RC listened. The first plane produced by Pilot RC was the 87” YAK. After a few prototypes, it was finished on April 15th 2008. The Yak flew very well, and so Pilot RC begin the first production run. As Pilot RC grows they aim to design more aerobatic planes and Warbirds. Pilot will always pay the most attention to development, Elvis and Tony believe that it is the most important department in the Pilot RC factory.

    Elvis and Tony are true RC fans. They know what a good model airplane is and how it should fly. When Pilot RC builds an ARF, they want it to be as easy as possible to assemble, to make the Pilot RC experience a comfortable one for even the first time giant scale pilot. To assist with the build, all Pilot RC planes will have pre-installed hinges, ,pre-installed pull-pull wires with ball links attached, a pre-mounted canopy, a pre-mounted fuel tank and fuel dot. Also pilot RC includes a very complete hardware package. Pilot RC wants the customer to have the best experience with the least amount of work.
    Pilot RC pays strict attention to the service of the customer. They know the most important thing is the quality of their product, and the quality of their service. Pilot RC will do what they can to ensure customer satisfaction. They realize that to compete in a world market they must offer the best service to their customers. Pilot RC gets that quality and service are the life line of the company.

    A unique service that Pilot RC offers is the custom scheme option. For a few dollars more, Pilot RC will make the airplane of your choice in your custom scheme. (Schemes must not be copies of other available ARF manufacturers) once the scheme mock up is approved by the customer, the custom scheme option only adds around ten business days to the shipment of your airplane!

    All Pilot RC airplane designs are flight tested by ruff pilots. This is demonstrated in the Demo videos available on the Pilot RC website. Pilot RC only produces a design after it has been proven that the design is TOUGH and a great flying airplane.

    Pilot RC will be specializing in giant scale planes. They currently offer the Sbach 342, Yak 54, Extra 260, Extra 300, Katana, YAK55SP and Decathlon. available in sizes rangeing from 30cc up to 400cc. Carbon Fiber parts like spinners, landing gear, wing tubes, and tail wheel assemblies are standard on most planes. The aerobatic planes feature laser cut balsa and plywood construction with fiberglass cowl, hatch and wheel pants. Covering is Ultracote(Oracover) from Germany. Complete hardware sets include pushrods, control horns, servo arms and tires. A complete fuel system with fuel filter and fuel dot is factory installed!


    We welcome contact to become a potential dealership. If you are interested please contact Pilot-RC at pilot-rc@139.com.

    Watch for Pilot RC to bring out other great products in the future.

    Pilot-RC Team
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